Home WiFi : 5GHz or 2.4GHz?

As almost every house with Internet access is moving to WiFi globally due to the cutting edge devices, I thought I would share a tip. Some WiFi routers have two bands in which wireless signals are transmitted. The 2.4GHz and / or 5GHz. The difference? Most devices support 2.4, which was the initial protocol. Other new devices support both. Therefore, if your device supports both, you can connect to 5GHz to minimize interference from other devices that may be trying to use the 2.4GHz spectrum. But this comes at a price. In my tests today, the older protocol i.e. 2.4, provides faster bandwidth from the same router. It is noteworthy that my router transmits both bands simultaneously.



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